Wednesday, 27 February 2019

ALBUM NEWS: Benedict Benjamin - 'Truant'

Exciting news! Benedict Benjamin has announced details of his second album Truant which is set for release on May 3rd, and has shared the first single from the record, Ain't Easy. After seeing him play at a couple of Sofar Sounds Oxford shows I was drawn in by his beautiful vocals, and absolutely adore his debut album Night Songs. It was a favourite to listen to while studying in the library at university - very peaceful!

Ben has turned to a more full band sound for the second album, with influences from the likes of Everly Brothers to The Velvet Underground and Tom Petty. The sound may have grown, but the poetic lyrics remain and I'm loving this first track! Speaking about it, Benedict explains "this song's about how much work you've got to put into anything in order to make it work. It's about how hard it sometimes is just to keep things afloat and not pack it all in. You go through good spells where everything is great and bad spells where everything feels crap and difficult. When you're in one of the latter you either persevere or you just give up, and this song's about the persevering."  


Perhaps more excitingly than the album news is the tour he has also announced, where he'll be co-headlining alongside Christof van der Ven and Emma Gatrill. A very very good line-up! Tickets for the shows in Leeds, Stroud, Brighton and London this March are available here.

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